In honor of the Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion, Pathfinder spoke with colleagues in Mozambique about the environment for safe abortion and how Mozambique will celebrate this momentous day.
Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond
Voices from Mozambique: Discussing Ongoing Efforts to Advocate for Safe and Legal Abortion for Women Everywhere
Youth should be a time for learning, discovery, and growth. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, youth can also be a time in which young people are denied access to the information they may need most—information about their bodies.
Open Letter from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer: Congressional Ban on Abortion Care Coverage Unacceptable
In the early 1970s, I spent two unforgettable years in Punjab, India. It left me with lasting friendships and played a major role in how I see the world, myself, and what I have done with my life since. The Peace Corps instilled in me a desire to see women everywhere empowered to take charge of their lives.
“The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." This morning, I awoke in Kuala Lumpur for the first day of Women Deliver and found this quote along with an email: “May have seen this already, but this seemed kind of appropriate for Women Deliver. - Dad”
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Christy Turlington Burns is the founder of Every Mother Counts, a campaign dedicating to ending the hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths linked to pregnancy and childbirth that happen every year around the world. Prior to her work with Every Mother Counts, Christy directed and produced "No Woman, No Cry", a documentary about the state of maternal health for mothers worldwide. As a part of "No Woman, No Cry", Christy dared to share her personal experience with postpartum hemorrhage, a condition that claims the lives of nearly 350,000 mothers every year.
It's no newsflash: women are daring to change the world. Nearly every day there are headlines, from Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan to Hillary Clinton in the US, detailing accomplishments from courageous women of all ages and backgrounds.
I can’t remember the last time I was this excited to read so many books—and I’m a pretty voracious reader. Just in time for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, here are three books about the state of the world’s women—two from international leaders and one from a US business executive. All showcase the importance of fighting for change.
Pinki Kumari’s life has not been without its challenges. Staying in school meant overcoming financial and societal barriers. She lost her husband at a young age and struggled to support herself because of cultural and religious restrictions that limit her mobility as a woman in India. Against all odds, Pinki not only dared to find her own voice, but found her passion in helping others find theirs.
Susan Akajo Oregede has dedicated the past several years of her life to changing gender norms in Uganda, daring to challenge resistance, tradition, and even her community’s leaders to address issues like women’s equality, gender-based violence, and adolescent sexuality.
Nafis Sadik has been called one of the most powerful women in the world. One of the greatest women’s advocates of the twentieth century, Nafis is an obstetrician, author, mother, and global thought leader who, for decades, has emphasized the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights as a means to women’s empowerment.
For Jessie Jenkins, a trip to Ethiopia meant a fresh perspective on reproductive health. As an activist for reproductive rights, she always understood the importance of this compelling cause, but seeing women being empowered firsthand stuck with her.
At Pathfinder International, we believe that reproductive health is essential for creating better opportunities throughout life. When people take charge of their life choice—such as if, when, and how often to have children—they gain confidence and strength. They can better pursue their education, contribute to the local economy, and engage in their communities.
Over the past two weeks, Republican and Democratic delegates met at their conventions to formally select their presidential and vice presidential candidates, and to approve their respective party platforms. While the Republican and Democratic Party platforms have some commonalities, there are also contrasting differences.
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